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Farm accident compensation lawyers

Workers' compensation

The agriculture industry has the highest rate of workers’ compensation claims of any industry in Australia. If you are injured while working, you may be able to claim accident compensation.  

Shine Lawyers are experts in workers’ compensation law and can advise you on your legal options and ability to make a claim.

Check if you have a claim with our simple, free online tool.

What we will ask: 

  • Details about the accident and injuries that have happened to you or your loved one 

  • Basic personal information that is relevant and necessary for your claim

What happens next:  

  • Either book a no obligation appointment with a compensation law expert right away or,    

  • Speak with our team about your options

Agricultural and farming injury compensation 

Accident compensation is awarded to cover lost earnings, medical costs and personal injury and its consequences. Workers in the agricultural industry are more at risk because of the nature of their work, which includes using heavy machinery, working with unpredictable animals and the distance their workplaces are from medical help. Types of accidents in the agricultural industry include: 

  • Accidents involving farm vehicles and machinery 

  • Falls from a height on a farm 

  • Injuries caused by falling objects 

  • Injuries and illnesses caused by chemicals and other hazardous substances 

  • Accidents involving silos, slurry stores or pits 

  • Illnesses caused by high levels of noise 

  • Illnesses caused by exposure to dust 

  • Dangerous livestock 

Making a workers' compensation claim 

There are strict time limits for making a workers compensation claim. It is important not to delay lodging your claim or seeking legal advice. It is best to get assistance from a lawyer for your workers’ compensation claim. Shine Lawyers work on a No Win, No Fee* basis for all workers compensation claims.  

How compensation is calculated

The amount of compensation you receive depends on several factors. Once a lawyer knows your specific situation, they should be able to give you a good indication of what you may be able to claim for. Compensation depends on the circumstances of your accident and the seriousness of your injuries. It can include payments for things such as: 

  • Post and future loss of wages 

  • Medical and associated expenses 

  • Travelling expenses, and 

  • Return to work services 

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, other forms of compensation may be available: 

  • Impairment benefit claim - If your workplace accident has left you with a permanent impairment or illness, you may be entitled to an additional lump sum payment. 

  • Common law damages - Common law damages are available where your accident was caused by your employer or a colleague, and your injuries meet the legal definition of 'serious'. Damages are awarded in a lump sum to cover pain, suffering and financial loss. 

One of Shine's expert lawyers will be able to assess the circumstances of your case, and let you know which benefits you're entitled to claim.

How Shine can help 

We have helped thousands of Australians right wrong and access more than $1 billion per year in entitlements and compensation through our expert services.  

95% of the cases we represent are settled without the stress of going to court. 

We offer access to affordable legal advice including on a No Win, No Fee* basis and an obligation free initial consultation so you can understand your rights and know where you stand.  

*Conditions apply  

We are ready to take action to get you access to compensation, protect your future and right wrong.  Find out more today:

Farm accident FAQs

Can I represent myself, or do I need a farm accident lawyer? 

It is possible to legally represent yourself when making a claim however, doing so successfully will likely require a thorough understanding of the law, your legal rights and entitlements, and a commitment to actively pursue the case to move it forward. 

Without an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in your corner, it can be difficult to identify and highlight the strengths of your case.  

Without the right legal advice and support, you then may not receive the compensation you're entitled to. A lawyer can help you maximise your lump sum entitlements.

Why trust Shine to be my farm accident lawyers? 

At Shine Lawyers, we put your first. We’ve been standing up for the rights of everyday Australians for over 45 years. As one of Australia’s largest litigation law firms, we are here to help you get the justice you deserve.  

Our empathy, understanding and expertise is why we’re ahead of the pack. We’ll stand with you and guide you through every step of the way. 

Where are Shine farm injury lawyers located? 

With more than 40 branches across Australia and 1000+ team members, location is no barrier when it comes to accessing Shine Lawyers legal advice and support.  

If you’d like to speak to our workers’ compensation team in person, you can see our full list of locations here.

If you aren't able to find a location near you, we can easily arrange an obligation-free virtual appointment. No matter where you are located, we will always provide the same, expert advice and manage your claim with the same level of quality and commitment. 

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